Department of Landscape Architecture

Study Abroad


International Landscape Architecture at The Prague Institute

The University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture has partnered with NC State’s College of Design and The Prague Institute to offer students a unique, design-focused study abroad experience in one of Eastern Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Landscape Architecture (BLA 4) students from UF join peers from NC State’s landscape architecture program in an international design studio experience in the Czech Republic. Studio projects focus on issues of global awareness, contextual sensitivity and the role of design on the cultural fabric and public landscapes of European urban environments. Courses are taught by internationally-recognized designers and award-winning practitioners and scholars.

Credits and Enrollment

UF students participating in this program enroll in NC State credit (included in the cost of the program) and complete 6 studio credits and 3 cultural study credits (electives) that will be recognized in their UF curriculum. Students also register for 3 credits of UF internship credits for completion of the mandatory summer internship requirement.

NC State Credit (transfers in w/o cost as UF course:) Credits
International Design Studio LAA 4952c 6
Cultural Studies Course LAA 4933c 3
+ UF Credit
Internship 3
Total 12


UF students should contact landscape architecture faculty and program coordinator Kevin Thompson at the start of the application process and for any additional information or support needed in selecting this program or applying to participate.

UF students must also register their intention to study abroad with NC State through UF’s International Center (UFIC) and meet with the College of Design, Construction and Planning’s Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and adviser Pat De Jong to clear enrollment prior to applying to the program.

Study Abroad Opportunity: Croatia 2020

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer opportunities for student participation in European study abroad programs through peer programs and institutions.

This year, we are excited to invite applications to join the University of Georgia’s 4-week Maymester program in Croatia.  Program details are found at URL:

Other studies abroad opportunities may be considered with prior approval by faculty.

UF students interested in participating in this summer’s program must complete a pre-application screening by submitting an unofficial transcript and a letter of interest (up to 1500 words) detailing the following:

  1. your motivations and interest in participating in a study abroad program generally
  2. your interest in participating in a study abroad program in Croatia specifically
  3. an explanation of how you believe this experience will enrich your education and training as a landscape architect

Your letter of interest and an unofficial transcript must be submitted by email to Kevin Thompson, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida at

UF pre-application screening closes on January 3rd, 2020.

Prescreening reviews will happen on a rolling basis and eligibility will be determined within just a few days.  Once your prescreening application has been reviewed and approved, you will be directed to complete an online UGA study abroad application.  The deadline for this application is December 16, 2019 but will remain open on a rolling basis until full.  Early applications are advised.

For more information, please email Kevin Thompson,


Other Study Abroad Programs

UF landscape architecture students are encouraged to consider participating in other study abroad opportunities including summer semester enrichment programs offered through other institutions and other units within UF. In the past, students have participated in UF’s School of Architecture
Southeast Asia program, Urban and Regional Planning’s Brazil program, Historic Preservation’s Nantucket Island program, Landscape Architecture’s Sumatra, Java and Bali Field Schools, School of Natural Resources’ New Zealand program, University of Washington’s Croatia program and University of Georgia’s Cost Rica program.

Graduate and undergraduate students interested in participating in international enrichment programs should discuss their options for elective transfer credits with College of Design, Construction and Planning’s Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and adviser Pat De Jong (undergraduates) or Department of Landscape Architecture Graduate Coordinator Dan Manley to clear enrollment prior to applying to study abroad programs.